Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1206 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

NMZ503>518-521>523-527>534-537-011000-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
UNION COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
1206 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...DE BACA COUNTY...EAST SLOPES SANGRE
  DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...ESTANCIA
  VALLEY...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...
  GUADALUPE COUNTY...HARDING COUNTY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...LOWER CHAMA
  RIVER VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS
  ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...QUAY COUNTY...
  RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA...SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SAN JUAN
  MOUNTAINS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...
  SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS...UNION COUNTY...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...WEST CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND
  WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A VERY MOIST AIR MASS REMAINS IN PLACE OVER MUCH OF NEW MEXICO...
  AND ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
  PERIODICALLY DEVELOP TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
  PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL...AND RAINFALL RATES WILL COMMONLY
  APPROACH 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WITH SOME HEAVIER DOWNPOURS
  POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS.

* FLASH FLOODING WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE AROUND STEEP TERRAIN...
  URBAN DRAINAGES...AND AREAS THAT HAVE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED HEAVY
  RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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